SIMA was founded in 1947 by two young men grown and trained in the Irish textile area: Alberto Mazzoni and Gino Serra.
In its beginning SIMA manufactured ancillary machines for spinning and twisting such as winders and other finishing machines like balling machines and small twisters.
Later on, SIMA specialized themselves in the manufacturing of machinery for ropes and twisted yarns, becoming a leader in this field, strengthening SIMA presence all over the world.
Thousands SIMA machines are running in every continent, from North and South America, to Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
REVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT
Early in the 70s, SIMA realized that the future would have demanded a quick technological innovation and therefore considerably strengthened its research and development departments. The result was a launch onto the market of a series of models of rope layers and twisters absolutely revolutionary which traced a new path in the field of twine and rope making machinery.
At the end of the 70s, the importance of supplying turn-key projects to customers became evident to SIMA headquarters, including lines for yarn manufacturing, completing its production upstream of the twisting and rope making phase.
Aiming at not taking away technical resources from its widely accepted range of products, this development was carried out through the introduction of a new division, called PROMATECH, specialized in the manufacturing of complete extrusion lines for processing plastic material and fibers in particular.
GROWTH & EXPANSION
For more then three decades SIMA has been manufacturing a very wide range of extrusion lines.
The innovation and research approach of this new division was immediately recognised not only by the market, but also by the Italian Government, and in fact in 1988, PROMATECH, division of SIMA, was included by Italian Government in the list of the lab industry, certifying the character of innovation of this company.
Due to the production increase and the introduction of new technologies a radical reorganization and further strengthening of SIMA was then necessary, with subsequent move to the very modern factory in Crespellano, near Bologna, spread on a surface of 40.000 square metres, 20.000 of which assigned to production departments and 3.000 to office and services, and where more than 100 people are working.
THE PRESENT DAY
Since 2013 SIMA Srl is 100% owned by Dietze+Schell with facilities in Germany, Czech Republic and the U.S. The spirit of the new company SIMA Srl was to continue the manufacturing of the same production range as in the past, but taking advantage also of the synergies of both companies (SIMA Srl & D+S) that combined have a common experience of more than 120 years in manufacturing textile machinery improvements in technology and always more complete solutions are ensured also by this new scenario.
In October 2015 Sima and Techno Plastic have joined forces to build the number one company in the field of twisters, rope layers and extrusion systems for strapping, monofilaments and tapes.
Both companies are now part of Dietze & Schell Group, the leading manufacturer of winding, texturizing, and automation solutions for strapping, artificial grass and technical textiles.